The Insider has been busy the past two days setting up the 22nd Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival and I can tell you it's going to be a Great One!
Once again, I'm going to enlist the support of the "always-on-top-of the-situation" Evelyn Shotwell of the Chincoteague Chamber to brief my readers on this weeks happenings. As it happens that the Insider is smack in the middle of one of those fantastic "happenings" on the beautiful Chincoteague Island and a little bit overwhelmed. So, take it away Evelyn!
From: Evelyn Shotwell
Date: 7/23/2009 4:06:43 PM
To: Evelyn Shotwell
Subject: OUT & ABOUT
Good Afternoon all,
It’s here!!!! 84th Annual Pony Penning is upon us! I hope the list of events and activities below and attached will help you steer your guests and customers to all the fun stuff we have to offer during the next week while out & about. There is something to do at every turn. Stay calm, be nice, and enjoy our visitors as they experience the wonder of the Pony Swim and Auction.
OUT & ABOUT
July 24 & 25: CARNIVAL—7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Food, rides, games, raffles…….
July 27-August 1: CARNIVAL
July 23: CCA Summer Cinema Series—“Step Into Liquid” --9 pm at the Robert Reed Waterfront Park. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a fun evening with family, friends and visitors.
July 24-26: 22nd Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival at the Chincoteague Center. Call 757-824-3868 for more information. Go to www.chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com for coupons.
July 24: Story by the Sea—1 pm—Meet at Toms Cove Visitor Center on front deck for a story and craft about an animal that calls Assateague home.
July 25: Experience the Lost Village of Assateague Island with Matt Heim—Visit the Assateague Lighthouse from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, then meet at the Herbert H. Bateman Center auditorium for the presentation at 7:00 pm. Refreshments provided by the Oyster & Maritime Museum.
July 25 & 28: Farmer’s Market behind Don’s Seafood Restaurant
July 26: Dinner & A Cruise—Delmarva Discovery Center—Enjoy a true summertime crab feast aboard the Bay Queen cruising along the Pocomoke River. Call 410-957-9933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
July 28: Local musician Bill Troxler in concert at Sundial Books—6 pm-8 pm--Free concert of standard, contemporary and original tunes on hammered dulcimer.
July 28:Hospice Grief Support Program—Hospice Resource Center 6309 Church St.—1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
July 29: ANNUAL PONY SWIM—ESTIMATED TIME FROM THE FIRE COMPANY---AROUND 9:00 AM Carnival opens immediately after swim.
July 29: Chincoteague Island Library hosts Chico the mind-Reading Monkey and Princess the Magic Bunny at 7 pm. Join the free show at the Robert Reed Waterfront Park.
July 30: ANNUAL PONY AUCTION—8 am at Carnival Grounds
Carnival Opens immediately after auction.
July 31: PONIES SWIM BACK TO ASSATEAGUE—Time to be announced Wednesday or Thursday at the carnival grounds
August 1: Chincoteague Island Family Benefit Sunset Cruise aboard Tortuga—Call 757-894-3616 or 757-336-1884 for more info.
*SPECIAL PONY PENNING WEEK DOINGS: SEE THE BEACON FOR MORE
Pony Penning Art by Jan Eichfield, Mark Z, and Joyce Umphlett Reed at Threadgoodes 4211 Main St.
Meet the authors of local books at Sundial Books 4071-4073 Main St.
Book signings at Oyster Museum at 7125 Maddox Blvd. Call 757-336-6117 for times.
Artist Chris Holmes will be at Island Butterfly at 4107 Main St. to sign his latest releases
July 28-31. Call 757-336-6990 for times.
Book Signings and live music at Kite Koop Book Store Pony Penning Week
Equine Extremist Tommie Turvey, professional stuntman and horse trainer, to appear
at Beebe Ranch (3062 Ridge Rd.) on July 28-30.
*ASSATEAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Thursday-Monday --9am to 3pm
*ISLAND HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Ticket sales and tour departures are at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive off Deep Hole
*STORY/CRAFT HOUR AT THE ISLAND LIBRARY: Every Thursday thru August 15 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for 4-8 year olds (except July 30, it will be held 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm).
*NASA VISITOR CENTER ACTIVITIES:
Saturdays & Sundays—“Puppets in Space”--11:00 a.m.
Sundays—“Humans in Space” – 30 minute program looks at living and working in space.
Wednesdays—“Virginia Space Flight Academy Rocket Launch”—2:30 p.m. Cancelled if raining or winds exceed 18 mph. Rain date: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.
*PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE: Follow the links below for activities including bird and nature walks, kayaking, surf rescue demonstrations, beach campfires and night hikes. Find schedules on http://www.nps.gov/asis/upload/July%2019-25.pdf.
*CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ACTIVITIES—check at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center for a list of summer events.
*REFUGE WILDLIFE BUS TOURS: Thursday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Call 757-336-3696 or visit www.piping-plover.org.
*“RIDE THE PONY EXPRESS”. We have schedules in the chamber office and you will find it on www.chincoteaguechamber.com.
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce